Tired of looking at cars on display with bent axles? Want your cars to roll straight so you can win that downhill race? Then this tool is for you. Designed specifically for Hot Wheels from 68-72. This indispensable tool actually works to help you straighten bent axles and removing wheels!
If you’re familiar with the Tune-up Wrench that was included in the Tune-Up Tower Set back in 1969, you will recognize this tool. It’s a beautiful recreation of the tool. Faithfully reproduced, all the way down to the zinc plating, durable steel material and like manufacturing method. This tool is just spot on! Rumor has it that this tool was used by factory workers to salvage bent axle cars that were damaged during production.
Two important improvements were made to increase the functionality of the tool; The thickness was increased slightly and the blade support was extended on the bottom of the tool. Both changes made the tool more rigid, so when you’re actually using it, it gets the job done without bending. The originals from the 60’s bent very easily.
Each tool is made of high-grade stamped steel with bright zinc plating. The finish is what the cars looked like before they were painted. The finish looks a lot like the finish on the bases of the early cars from 68-72.
The tool is 2 3/4″ long and a little over 1/2″ wide, so it’s very easy to manipulate with your fingers. It’s actually very useful for two things: Straightening bent axles and removing/installing white bearing type wheels. Watch our “How To” video for a demonstration to see how it works.